Gilbert Grosvenor, chairman of National Geographic’s Education Foundation, will present “Geography is About the Future” at 7:30 p.m. in 1021 South Agricultural Sciences.
Since 1954, he has served National Geographic in a variety of roles. First a writer and photographer, Grosvenor then became editor of National Geographic magazine and then president of the Society. He’s a staunch advocate for returning geography education to America’s schools.
In a recent interview with the Daily Athenaeum’s Alex Dufor, Grosvenor said:
Geography is the understanding of the processes of planet Earth and environmental issues and economic trade. In this country we have outsourced pretty much everything internationally, so in today;s world being geographically illiterate is a huge handicap both internally and externally.
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